Four Reasons Your Snowblower Won't Start
Tired of shoveling? If your reliable snowblower isn’t so reliable anymore, Repair Clinic has four snowblower troubleshooting tips to discover what’s wrong and how to fix it. Hopefully one of these tips will help you fix your snowblower and save your back!
- Spark Plug
This is the simplest solution on our list. Check the snowblower's spark plug to see if it looks worn or damaged. You can even use a spark plug tester to see if it’s defective. If it’s damaged or defective, you’ll need to replace it.
If your carburetor is clogged, your snowblower wont’ start. This can be caused by leaving fuel in it for too long. If the carburetor is clogged, you can clean it out with a carburetor cleaner. If this doesn’t help, you’ll need to repair it or replace the carburetor.
- Ignition Coil
The ignition coil is what sends voltage to the spark plug, so if it’s defective your engine might not start. Before replacing the coil, make sure the spark plug is installed and working properly. If it is, then you’ll want to use an ignition coil tester. If it shows it’s defective, you’ll want to replace the ignition coil.
- Flywheel Key
Your flywheel key – the small metal piece that fits into the crankshaft and engages the flywheel – could be broken. This can happen when you hit a hard object and the snowblower engine suddenly stops. To see if this is the problem, remove the flywheel and inspect it. If flywheel key is broken, replace it.
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